Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

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"The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny"
Song by Lemon Demon from the album Dinosaurchestra
Released December 22, 2005[1]
Genre Comedy rock, alternative rock, bitpop, rap rock
Length 3:33
Label Bandung Recordings
Writer Neil Cicierega
Producer Neil Cicierega, Shawn Vulliez

"The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny", often shortened to "The Ultimate Showdown", is a comical song and video released on December 22, 2005. The song was written and performed by Neil Cicierega under the pseudonym "Lemon Demon", with art and Flash animation by Shawn Vulliez.

"The Ultimate Showdown" is a massive, city-wide battle set in Tokyo started by Godzilla and Batman ultimately involving dozens of pop-culture icons, fictional and otherwise, ending with Mr. Rogers emerging victorious and then committing seppuku. It gained a large cult following among web enthusiasts[2] and became the "User's Choice" on December 28, 2005 on Newgrounds, where it has been viewed over 12 million times.[3] It appeared on several other websites including Albino Blacksheep,[4] YouTube, Transbuddha, and Weebl's Stuff. As of December 2015, it had over 16 million views on YouTube.[5]

The song topped the "Funny Five" on The Dr. Demento Show for several weeks and was the #1 Request for 2006.[6] The video has since been parodied and referenced repeatedly in other flash videos. A new version of the song was later recorded specifically for the Rock Band Network and was released for the service on July 6, 2010 under the title The Ultimate Showdown (RBN Mix). It has recently been redone live by the full band for Lemon Demon's new album, "Live (Only Not)".

"The Ultimate Orgy of Homosexuality" parody

There exists a sexually explicit parody of The Ultimate Showdown named "The Ultimate Orgy of Homosexuality", with lyrics and performance by Patrick Smythe and animation by Cybersponge.[7] As of September 2014, it has almost as many views on Newgrounds as the original The Ultimate Showdown, 8.9 million[7] versus 12.7 million[1] for the original.


Shaquille O' Neal
Aaron Carter
Abraham Lincoln
Optimus Prime
Dudley Do-Right
Snidely Whiplash
Jackie Chan
Indiana Jones
Care Bear
Samuel L. Jackson
Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka
Eric bauman
Sonic the Hedgehog
Santa Claus
The DeLorean from Back to the Future
Tobias from Arrested Development, painted blue
A Jawa
Chuck Norris
Gandalf the Gray
Gandalf the White
The Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Benito Mussolini
Blue Meanie
Cowboy Curtis
Jambie the Jeanie
The Terminator
Captain James T. Kirk
Darth Vader
Lo Pan
Every single Power Ranger
Bill S. Preston
Theodore Logan
The Rock
Doctor Octopus
Hulk Hogan
Alien hominid
Hans Solo
Jason Voorhees
Judo hobo
Freddy Krueger His glove can be seen
Mr. Rogers
Harry Potter glasses can be seen

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/285267
  2. Rempel, Shauna (August 26, 2006). "Copy, paste, animate". The Toronto Star.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Emily Sweeney (June 22, 2006). "He's a hit with Internet set". Boston Globe.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Bob Batz (April 11, 2006), Seen & Overheard, Dayton Daily News<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny". YouTube. December 1, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Dr Demento's official site".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/330027

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